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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hard-working Heffernan leads Eagles

Gage Heffernan admits that he isn’t the guy who is going to jump out of the gym, or drain a barrage of 3-pointers.

But what he might lack in those offensive qualities, he makes up for in hustle.

Heffernan willed his way to 17 points and 14 rebounds on Friday night, helping his Kirkwood Eagles blow past Elgin, 88-51, at Johnson Hall.



Poor-shooting half dooms women

SEDALIA, Mo. -- The Kirkwood women's basketball team suffered its first defeat Friday night in a 67-50 loss to State Fair Community College.

Kirkwood (4-1) led by as many as 15 points in the first half before settling on a 10-point lead 35-25 at the half.

But poor shooting doomed the Eagles in the second half. Kirkwood made just 5 of 19 shots (26.3 percent) and was outscored 42-15 in the period.



Kirkwood wins twice at tourney

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Kirkwood staved off elimination by sweeping a pair of matches Friday at the NJCAA Division II Women's Volleyball tournament.

Kirkwood beat Monroe, N.Y., 3-0, winning by scores of 25-12, 25-12 and 25-17 in its first match. The Eagles then beat Lincoln Land, Ill., 3-0, later in the afternoon. The set scores were 26-24, 25-20 and 25-15.

Kirkwood (39-9) will play Phoenix, Ariz., (21-11) for ninth place Saturday at 11 a.m. (Iowa time).


Kirkwood falls at NJCAA volleyball tourney

TOLEDO, Ohio - Playing the host school on its home court in the national tournament did not turn out well for the Kirkwood Community College volleyball team Thursday.

The fourth-ranked Eagles lost to 17th-ranked Owens Community College, 21-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-20, in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Tournament at the Owens gym.

Kirkwood defeated Owens, 3-2, on a neutral floor Oct. 18, but Owens got revenge in front of its own fans Thursday.



Young skipped Mount Zion to join Kirkwood

Najeal Young had a chance to play basketball at one of the most famous prep schools in the country this year, but he declined an offer from Mount Zion Christian Academy to play for Kirkwood.

That's turned out to be good news for Coach Doug Wagemester and the Eagles.

Young made 10 of 11 shots and scored 22 points Tuesday night as Kirkwood rolled by the Grand View junior varsity, 81-56, in the home opener at Johnson Hall.



Kirkwood likes playing host school at nationals

The Kirkwood Community College volleyball team has to face the host school in the first round of their national tournament Thursday afternoon, but that's OK.

The Eagles like it that way.

Kirkwood (37-8) will meet Owens Community College (35-9) in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II tournament at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Owens gym in Toledo, Ohio.



Kirkwood seeded 5th in volleyball tourney

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Kirkwood volleyball team received the No. 5 seed and will face host Owens Community College in the first round of the NJCAA Division II National Women's Volleyball Tournament when it opens Thursday.

Kirkwood (37-8) is making its second appearance in three years in the national tournament. The Eagles finished eighth in 2010.

Kirkwood plays Owens (35-9) at 2 p.m. (Iowa time) on Thursday. Owens is the host school of the tournament and received a No. 12 seed.



Eagles work inside-out for win

It took a half for Friday and her Kirkwood teammates to kick into gear Saturday.

Friday Chuol's rebound putback of a missed shot 10 seconds into the second half started a 20-7 Kirkwood surge that sent the No. 5 Eagles past No. 4 Kishwaukee, 60-40, in a women's junior college basketball game.

The game was the nightcap of the Clarion-Kirkwood Classic.



Eagles overwhelm Joliet, 87-39

Kirkwood handed Joliet an 87-39 defeat in the first round of the Clarion-Kirkwood Classic Friday night at Johnson Hall.

For the third time in as many games the Eagles (3-0) simply overwhelmed their opponent.

A full-court pressure defense that smothered Joliet’s offense in combination with an efficient Eagles offense that saw 12 different players score was more than enough to put away the Lady Wolves.


Last Updated on Saturday, 10 November 2012 17:38



Kirkwood nudged by Marshalltown, 73-70

MARSHALLTOWN -- Marshalltown built a three-point lead by halftime and held on to deal Kirkwood a 73-70 loss Friday night in men's junior college basketball.

The loss was the third straight for Kirkwood (1-3). Najeal Young led the Eagles with 16 points and Devan Douglas added 14.

Marshalltown (4-0) had four players score in double figures, led by Jamal Gatali's 15.

Kirkwood made one more field goal and three more free throws than Marshalltown, but the Tigers knocked down 10 3-pointers to just two for the Eagles, who were a combined 2-of-11 from beyond the arc.



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